The Germans sure know how to put on a show; just invite Opels from all over Europe and have one massive party!
We’ve been covering this event for a few years now but it never gets old. You only have to look at the everexpanding size of our UK travelling group to prove its appeal. However, for those of you unaware of Opel Treffen, we should explain the phenomenon. Basically, it’s a massive
PERFORMANCE VAUXHALL Opel-fest! It takes place in and around the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, in the heart of Germany and attracts an incredible 70,000 people each year! The format makes it more of an Opel celebration and festival with non-stop action on and off track for several days.
With so much to see and do as well as being surrounded by 20,000 Opels and Vauxhalls, topped off with an amazing atmosphere, it really is the ultimate road trip. 2015 was a special milestone too as it signaled the 20th anniversary of the show so it gave more cause for celebration, as if that was needed!
As expected, this one ticked all the boxes giving us track sessions, demos, 1/8 mile drag racing, drifting, burnout competitions, sound-offs, the obligatory show n’ shine, retro displays, trade stands, club stands from all over Europe, party buses and not forgetting the amazing nightlife and atmosphere. Here are just some of the highlights….
There was even a contest to find Miss Opel!
The extent of the show was staggering, with cars literally everywhere you looked